Friday, January 05, 2018


SATURDAY, Christmas Weekday I

January 6, 2018 – SATURDAY, Christmas Weekday I

St. Andre Bessette, Religious



1 Jn 5: 5- 13 / Mk 1: 7- 11


Holy Cross religious Brother St. Andre Bessette (1845 - 1937), known as "Frere Andre," has been credited with thousands of cures. He founded St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, Canada, perhaps the world's principal shrine in honor of St. Joseph.


FROM THE 1ST READING:             1 Jn 5: 11, 13

What has God said? That he has granted us eternal life and this life is in his Son... I write you, then, all these things that you may know that you have eternal life, all you who believe in the Name of the Son of God.


GOSPEL READING:           Mk 1: 7- 11

John preached to the people saying, "After me comes one who is more powerful than I am; I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit. As for me, I am not worthy to bend down and untie his sandals."


At that time Jesus came from Nazareth, a town of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And the moment he came up out of the water, heaven opened before him and he saw the Spirit coming down on him like a dove. And these words were heard from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved, the One I have chosen."



In the first reading St. John writes that God has granted us eternal life in his Son, Jesus. Provided we believe in the Name of the Son of God we will have eternal life with God.


In the Gospel reading John speaks of the coming of One greater than himself. While John's baptism in water signified repentance, the One to come will baptize with the Holy Spirit..


At the baptism of Jesus by John, the Father testified for him, "You are my Son, the Beloved, the One I have chosen," and the Holy Spirit came down on him in the form of a dove.


We have been baptized with the baptism of Christ, in water and the Holy Spirit. From our baptism we have become temples or dwelling places of the Holy Spirit. In baptism we went down with Christ and rose with him to a new life, a share in God's divine life. In baptism the Father has made us his adopted children and filled us with the grace and presence of the Holy Spirit. He has gifted us with the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. May we always live our lives in God's loving embrace.





     Cipriano Morales



     Dionisio C. So


Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 


Have a good day!



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